|11-01-2013 10:11 PM|
|katieliz||yes, sorry, should have said not to discontinue hw preventative, but to discontinue with replacement.|
|11-01-2013 12:27 PM|
That said, I've heard that some dogs do react badly to Trifexis. Talk with your vet about trying an alternative HW preventative med -- there are lots of choices -- just keep your dog on one while you figure this out. All the options out there require a RX, so this is a conversation to have with the vet, not a decision to make based on advice from an internet forum.
|11-01-2013 11:31 AM|
|huntergreen||killian, can you describe the "collapse", is out, un responsive? glazed eyes, breathing differently ?|
|11-01-2013 02:40 AM|
|katieliz||You may want, just to be safe, to discontinue the trifexis. There is always the possibility of a reaction...|
|11-01-2013 12:53 AM|
|Black Kali||I'm really glad to hear that his heart is ok!|
|10-31-2013 11:20 AM|
MadLab, the only thing he's on is Trifexis (I'm sure I botched that as well). Is that what you're referring to?
Lillie, yes it is, thank you. It's like I had a 5,000 lb gorilla removed from my back!
|10-31-2013 11:07 AM|
|Lilie||Whew! That is great news!!!|
|10-31-2013 11:06 AM|
The dogs collapse may be due to the medication he's on.
Ask the vets is there any possibility of side affects from the Ivermectin.
Neem is an alternative for the fleas and I've heard it does stop mosquitoes from biting which is the carrier of hearth-worm in certain circumstances.
|10-31-2013 10:54 AM|
Here is the update.
I took Murphy to the North Carolina State Veterinary School on Monday. While there they did an echocardiogram (I may have botched the spelling on that), EKG, and a lot of blood work. Everything came up clear, the cardiologist said his heart looks great. After that they brought neurology in to do an exam and they couldn't find anything wrong.
After that they asked me duplicate an episode. So we went out to the excersise area they had setup, there were about a dozen doctors waiting to observe the episode. He was able to repeat it, not as extreme as it normally is but they were able to see how it affects him. Neurology did another exam on him and said that they felt he had a little discomfort in his spine but they're not 100% sure on that. They also did a few post-event lab tests and they didn't show anything.
After that I met with the cardiologist again and she mentioned excersise endued collapse but that so far it's never been found in German Shepherds, as far as the blood tests are concerned. She said at this point they know something is wrong however they're not exactly sure what it is. Their best guess is it's possible that there is some inflammation in his spine brought on by exertion that causes a nerve bundle to collapse, but even that is a guess. They want to x-ray his spine however he had been there for over 8 hours that day and they didn't want to sedate him, they felt like he had been through enough. They were confident that he does not have any life threatening issues at this time though, which to me was my main concern.
So I went from my personal vet telling me that he thought for sure that his heart was failing to the cardiologist telling me his heart is 100% OK. I feel a lot better.
|10-10-2013 08:01 AM|
|FG167||My Kelpie has something similar. It's called Border Collie Collapse Syndrome. While there are tests for EIC, this similar issue in herders is not genetically testable as of right now.|
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